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Solskjaer's arrival at Man United has led to more goals by in-form forwards

The ESPN FC crew examine Paul Pogba's improved performances at Manchester United with the departure of Jose Mourinho.
ESPN's Shaka Hislop says David de Gea's confidence in net has a huge psychological effect on strikers ability to score on the Manchester United keeper.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley breaks down the key factors that guided Manchester United to a statement victory over top-four rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester United are not just winning games, they are doing so by scoring freely; the team that netted just 11 times in seven games before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as manager has scored 17 goals in the six played since then.

But while once shot-shy forwards have been praised -- most often by their new boss -- issues remain. Poor form saw Romelu Lukaku lose his place in the team; injuries mean Alexis Sanchez has played only 27 minutes of the five league games on Solskjaer's watch;...

Fulham sign ex-Liverpool winger Ryan Babel from Besiktas until end of season

Own goals from Fulham's Joe Bryan and Denis Odoi saw Burnley come from behind for a vital win.
Own goals from Fulham's Joe Bryan and Denis Odoi saw Burnley come from behind for a vital win.
Own goals from Fulham's Joe Bryan and Denis Odoi saw Burnley come from behind for a vital win.

Fulham have signed Dutch international forward Ryan Babel from Turkish club Besiktas on a permanent deal running until the end of the season, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Babel makes a return to the English game, having made 146 appearances for Liverpool during his three-and-a-half year stint on Merseyside between 2007 and 2011.

The 32-year-old is Claudio Ranieri's first signing of the January window as 19th-placed Fulham seek a way out of the Premier League relegation zone.

"I definitely...

Premier League will lose its most unique player when Mousa Dembele leaves Tottenham

Dembele's skills as a disruptive, creative and aggressive central midfielder probably won't be found again.
Dembele's skills as a disruptive, creative and aggressive central midfielder probably won't be found in the same player again.

Promising young footballers are regularly compared to a current or former great and it's usually based upon a couple of attributes: the new Thierry Henry, the new Lionel Messi, the new Ronaldo. They rarely live up to the billing, but it's a useful shortcut for describing their style. It's difficult, though, to imagine anyone being an accurate "new Mousa Dembele" -- not because the Belgian was so magnificent that no one could possibly come close, but because Dembele is unlike anyone else before...